OwnIt Jr.
Toronto, ON

OwnIt Jr. gives marginalized girls a safe space to connect, share, and explore their potential in an environment where they can communicate honestly about issues that are important to them and develop leadership and life skills through art making in multiple disciplines. Through a variety of artistic explorations with professional artists and mentors, OwnIt Jr. will provide vulnerable girls with opportunities for empowerment, overcoming barriers and stereotypes, personal growth and healthy creative outlets for expression led by strong, responsive, adult female mentors. The program will also partner with our existing OwnIt program for older teen girls to facilitate the development of mentorships and support systems between the pre-teen girls and the young women in their neighbourhoods.